Real Madrid Champions League winner Steve McManaman states Chelsea is going to leave competition with great regret after last night’s dramatics..
After losing the first leg at Stamford Bridge 3-1 final week, the Blues went 3-0 up at the Bernabeu plus were 4-3 up on the whole and in pole position to advance on the last 4 of the competition.
However individual errors permitted Real to score two times and advance after extra time 5-4, in spite of losing 3-2 on the evening.
McManaman pinpointed a poor first half performance, that saw them go in at the interval 2-0 down at home, in the first leg as a major reason behind Chelsea’s exit.
He said: They protected their most awful 45 minutes under Thomas Tuchel for the very first half of the very first leg. ”
You are always vulnerable unless you put the teams out who have experience in this particular tournament, unless you put the game to bed. ” Have Real Madrid been the superior side? Most likely not. However are they through to the quarter-finals? Yes they’re.
Jorge Valdano, former GM of Real Madrid, also said: “For the majority of of the match, Madrid were pressured by an excellent team,” he said. However they have endured and made it through. There is something amazing about it. Things take place here that are difficult to believe..